Human Trafficking Support Center Opens in Miami

Miami, June 19, 2012 – The Life of Freedom Center, Miami’s first walk-in support center established to serve victims of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking, officially opens on Tuesday, June 26th.  An opening day, ribbon-cutting reception will include special guest Jeanette Rubio, wife of Senator Marco Rubio (R, FL), Tuesday, June 26th, at 7 […]

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Reading the Bible Through God’s Prism of Time

Frank Ramos When reading the Bible, many see man acting and God reacting.  Adam eats the apple, God throws him out of Eden.  Satan questions Job’s authenticity, God tests Job.  The Pharaoh refuses to let the Israelites go, God punishes the Egyptians.  The Israelites demand a king, and God anoints Saul.  But what if it […]

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Grace Giver

Michael Rivers While passing through an intersection one evening, a small car hit my SUV on the driver side.  For a brief moment that seemed like an eternity at the time, my life flashed before my eyes. The impact of the collision flipped my SUV over and then back upright about 20 feet down the […]

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I’m Not Super Woman

Heather B. Iseminger As a little girl I remember watching the TV screen with child-like awe. Wonder Woman was my hero. She was powerful, she wore golden, bullet-deflecting bracelets, she never failed to defeat the enemy, and could change clothes in an instant. What little girl wouldn’t want to be her? I mean, who wouldn’t […]

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What Does a Real Mentor Teach?

Frank Ramos Everyone talks about mentoring.  In corporate America, seasoned employees are matched with new recruits.  In colleges and high schools, seniors are partnered with freshmen.  Mentoring affords one an opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes, takes the mystery out of what to do and what not to do, and offers advice that works.  Mentors […]

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Are You a Role Model?

In a culture that glorifies beauty, sexuality and wealth above character, it should not be surprising when popular female role models party panty-free, proudly serve their not-so-proverbial five minutes of jail time and regularly grace the tabloid covers. A glimpse behind the glamour, the six-figure contracts and fame all too often reveal substance abuse, depression […]

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Kids Helping Kids

Stars in the Universe, a theatrical production company featuring home-educated children, believes a well-told tale can stir the heart to action. That’s why they’re teaming up with 4KIDS of South Florida to raise awareness for modern-day orphans as they tell the story of Tom Sawyer’s adventures on May 18, 19, and 20 at Olympic Heights […]

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Does God Care About College?

Frank Ramos The saxophone’s crying wakes me.  It’s inconsolable, and its melancholy is contagious.  It induces me to hold vigil for painful memories I buried long ago.  I don’t know the piece my 13 year old son is playing in his room, but I do know it’s causing a lump in my throat.  And I […]

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You Can Over-Come

Countless men, women and children throughout the ages have pondered and wrestled with the question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Many have even become angry with God and turned away from Him, or suffered extreme depression because of tragic events. If you have lived life for any amount of time at all, […]

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Appetite vs. Hunger: An Epic Battle

Ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the fight between what our body needs and what it thinks it needs. In this corner, we have a sensation or weakness caused by the need for food, widely known as “hunger.” And, in this corner, stands the desire for food or drink, a craving if you will, the returning […]

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